As expected, HBO has taken on Sorkin’s as-yet-untitled cable-news show starring Jeff Daniels as a news anchor, Emily Mortimer as his executive producer and former flame, and Sam Waterston as network boss. Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., and Thomas Sadoski will round out the idealistic and presumably fast-walking newsroom staff. So, great news for fans of unresolved workplace romances and that scene from The West Wing where President Bartlet rants about talk radio and touching the skin of an unclean animal. There’s plenty more to come.
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